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Older Women with Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Team

  • Portrait of Dr. Rachel Freedman
    Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH
    , is medical oncologist in the breast oncology program in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber. In addition to caring for patients, she conducts clinical research to understand and address disparities in breast cancer treatment and outcomes for minority patients and those of advanced age. While Dr. Freedman has a special interest in the unique needs of older women, all of the physicians and staff in the Breast Oncology Program provide expert care for patients of all ages.



  • Research Team
    • Gregory Goreczny, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, McAllister Lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • Haley Gagnon, BS, clinical research coordinator for the ELEVATE study
    • Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH, medical oncologist, Breast Oncology Program, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers
    • Ruth Lederman, MPH, survey manager, Survey and Data Management Core
    • Adriana Perilla Glen, MBA, senior research project manager
    • Sandra McAllister, PhD, associate scientist, Hematology Division, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    • Jessica Pittenger, BS, clinical research coordinator for the ADVANCE and ATOP studies
    Clinical Trial Coordinators

    Each clinical trial has a dedicated coordinator who is available to answer questions and help you navigate the process of participating in a clinical trial. Learn more about our ongoing trials for older women with breast cancer.